For the Boobuses at the Bottom of Page: EU & Canada Are Failing Currencies & Economies
Orange Man and the majority of Republican’ts ran their 2016 campaigns on a repeated promise to “repeal and replace” the fiasco dubbed ObongoCare. Now that the Republican’ts control the White House and both houses of Congress, the best that these unimaginative ass-clowns can come up with is a social-engineering “replacement” which Senator Rand Paul, a doctor, has correctly termed as “ObamaCare-light.”
Orange Man is not interested in Dr. Rand Paul or Dr. Ben Carson’s market-based approach to health-care reform.
From the article:
“Instead of the current tax penalty for failing to secure coverage, the bill would introduce a penalty for purchasing insurance after letting coverage lapse: To encourage people to maintain “continuous coverage,” insurers would impose a 30 percent surcharge on premiums for people without coverage for 63 days or more.”
Where in the Constitution of the United States is the Federal government authorized to “encourage” (a code word for coerce) — a “free people” to buy insurance? A question for boy genius Speaker Paul Rino (aka Eddie Munster) of number-crunching fame: If struggling families are lapsing on their policies because they can’t keep up with rising premiums, then why the frickety-frack would you punish them and/or their employers with a 30% surcharge for getting covered again? Would that actually discourage them from signing up?
The Piranha Press presents Paul Rino as a brilliant “policy wonk.” In reality, Eddie Munster is just a mathematical masturbater whose goofy schemes amount to a kinder & gentler form of Marxism.
Where in the US Constitution, which all politicians take an oath to uphold and defend, does it even say “health care?” Doesn’t anyone believe in the free-market anymore? Following is TomatoBubble’s 10 point plan for phasing out the current government owned / government managed bastardized hybrid system and allowing freedom to make health insurance and high-quality health care affordable and available for everyone.
1. Limit malpractice lawsuits against doctors and hospitals by establishing award limits. Cap lawyer fees at 10% and place the burden of proof on the plaintiff. Let those seeking compensation actually prove that baby-Johnny’s cerebral palsy was truly the result of malpractice.
2. Give doctors and hospitals a partial or full income-tax / corporate credit for treating those too poor to afford health insurance.
3. Round up and deport every legal and illegal invader currently receiving MediCaid or visiting hospital emergency rooms for care.
4. Allow workers to accumulate money in a tax-free Medical Savings account from which minor costs can be paid from.
5. Remove most if not all of the costly mandates, regulations and paperwork requirement for private insurers. Allow them to offer policies more similar to home insurance — which only cover major events.
Money-grubbing lawyers crushing doctors — foreign invaders in emergency rooms — reams and reams of regulatory paperwork. These are all major drivers of rising insurance / health care costs. Why isn’t anyone talking about these issues?
6. Wean employees off of employer-provided insurance by allowing the employers to redirect the money spent on health care policies to the employees, but without losing the tax benefits of those sums. The employees can then take the subsequent increase in monthly salary and then aggressively shop for their own policy — one that competes for business and fits the individuals needs.
7. Until such time as MediCare (for the elderly) can be replaced altogether, limit the program based on means testing. Those elderly who are flush with liquid cash (and there are many!) can start paying for their own policies.
8. Remove the artificial limits that the protection-racket known as the AMA uses to limit how many people can become doctors. More doctors = lower costs.
9. Allow lower income individuals to qualify for full or partial tax credits (including the Social Security tax) to offset the cost of purchasing insurance.
10. Until such time as the Federal government can get out of the health care business altogether, chop the $630 budget for the Department of Offense down to about $100 billion (still would be the largest military budget on earth!) Return $300 Billion of those savings in the form of tax cuts, and use the other $230 Billion to dole out as “Medical Food Stamp” cash for those who still cannot afford coverage.
Image 1. Stop limiting medical school admissions and increase the number of Doctors. Image 2. Enhance the ability of the people to pay for their services directly.
The TomatoBubble Plan would cause insurance prices to drop like a rock while at the same time greatly increasing people’s ability to pay for the rapidly decreasing premiums in a truly competitive and innovative environment. Freedom works, baby! In five years time, the Feds would be out of healthcare completely — with the exception perhaps of the very old who are already too deeply embedded within the MediCare system. But don’t hold your breath waiting for such badly needed reform to come from the likes of Orange Man and Eddie Munster. Even if they do mean well, the concept of economic liberty has been buried for so many years that most people can’t even imagine it anymore.
Mike & Sugar 2020
“Affordable health insurance and a copy of ‘The Bad War’ in every pot.”
Boobus Americanus 1: I read in the New York Times today that the repeal of ObamaCare is proving to be more challenging than the Republicans had expected.
Boobus Americanus 2: We should just do like Europe and Canada. Have the government take the whole system over and give us free healthcare. Problem solved!